November 3, 2021 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM DoubleTree Hotel Little Rock
For sponsorship or ticket information contact:
Tiffany Mattzela
Event Director

CFO of the Year Tickets



Lifetime Achievement Award:

Vickie Judy, America's Car-Mart, Inc.


Lifetime Achievement Award in Accounting:

Johnny McCaleb, Simmons Bank


Education CFO Finalists:

Gloria Arcia, University of the Ozarks

Julie Bates, Arkansas State University System

Jason Tolbert, Ouachita Baptist University


Bank CFO Finalists:

Leslie Lowery, Merchants and Planters Bank

Jonathan McNair, First Western Bank

Karen Shaw, Citizens Bank


Hospital CFO Finalists:

Melodie Colwell, Drew Memorial Health System

Bill Craig, Howard Memorial Hospital

Shawna Ives, White River Health System

Beth Lutes, Ozarks Community Hospital


Nonprofit Organization CFO Finalists:

Jarod Bridges, Youth Home, Inc.

Barbara McCrory, The Centers for Youth and Families

Corey Moline, Arkansas Community Foundation

Patricia Vangilder, United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas


Public Sector CFO Finalists:

Jami Fisher, Arkansas Game & Fish

Sara Lenehan, City of Little Rock, Arkansas

Jeff Mascagni, Central Arkansas Water


Small Private Company CFO:

Scott Dendler, Assembled Products Corporation

Maggie Hogan, Kelley Commercial Partners

Stuart McLendon, DYNE Hospitality Group

Scott Rosenberg, Travel Nurse Across America


Large Private Company CFO Finalists:

Dick Fletcher, CTEH, LLC

Daniel McAdoo, Hytrol

Jane Mote, Southern Marketing Affiliates


Ticket Refund Policy

In person and virtual ticket packages can be refunded up until Oct. 11. In the event that the health department imposes restrictions that make it impossible for us to gather safely, your ticket/table purchase will be converted to a comparable virtual ticket package option. The cost difference of the in person and virtual option will be refunded.


Notice Regarding the Coronavirus

The safety of our attendees, employees and partners is of utmost importance to us. Our team is closely

monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 recommendations from the Governor's office, Centers for Disease

Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Mask will be required at the reception in addition to mandates and guidelines of our venue parnter will be in place at this event, and we will advise if contingency

plans should be implemented.